New & Notable
August 19, 2014
The Community Health data breach exposed the personal data of 4.5 million patients of the healthcare entity, opening up potential regulatory issues.
May 08, 2014
Two New York hospitals agreed to pay a $4.8 million settlement for a potential HIPAA violation dating back to 2010.
September 23, 2013
All covered entities must comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule by September 23, but one expert questions whether business associates care enough.
June 11, 2013
More frequent audits and larger penalties for violating HIPAA are motivating enterprises to tame HIPAA compliance challenges, Gartner analysts say.
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Before using the HIPAA-compliant cloud services from Google, there are some things companies need to know, according to expert Mike Chapple. Continue Reading
HIPAA encryption requirements don't specifically include retaining proof of encryption for devices containing PHI, but expert Mike Chapple says it's still a good practice. Continue Reading
Compliance expert Mike Chapple reviews changes to HIPAA business associate agreements under the Omnibus Rule and what they mean for covered entities. Continue Reading
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(ISC)2's HCISPP certification has many potential benefits for health information privacy and security. Expert Joseph Granneman examines them. Continue Reading
Expert Mike Chapple determines whether predefined DLP rules can actually help enterprises to avoid HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance violations. Continue Reading
Networked medical devices introduce new risks but does a new standard go far enough in addressing the problem? Continue Reading
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HIPAA audits have increased in 2014. Expert Mike Chapple offers guidance to get your enterprise's compliance plan audit-ready. Continue Reading
Medical data is the next frontier, Avi Rubin tells Marcus Ranum, as Johns Hopkins University seeks to insulate medical information systems from hackers. Continue Reading
Employees play an important role in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance, explains compliance expert Mike Chapple. Continue Reading
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Expert Mike Chapple explains why the HIPAA Omnibus Rule 2013 presents an opportunity for organizations to embrace a continuous compliance approach. Continue Reading
Information security in healthcare has always been challenging, but expert Joseph Granneman says the ACA's focus on data storage makes it even harder. Continue Reading
Expert Mike Chapple explains how two descoping techniques can help many organizations reduce their regulatory compliance burden. Continue Reading